First Congregational Church of Detroit

First Congregational Church of Detroit (HM1LAI)

Location: Detroit, MI 48201 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.318', W 83° 3.782'

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In 1801, David Bacon and his wife Alice made the first attempt to establish Congregationalism in Detroit. Sent by a Connecticut Congregational society, the Bacons failed in their efforts to build a mission. It was not until 1844 that the First Congregational Society was formed in Detroit. The Society erected a building which it soon outgrew. A second structure was dedicated in 1854. The third and present church known as the "Church of the Seven Arches" was completed in 1891. Designed by John L. Faxon, it has Byzantine and Romanesque features. The tower of the church is crowned by a statue of the Angel Uriel. Both the exterior and interior of this church are rich in the colors and symbolism of the Christian religion.
Marker NumberL329
Year Placed1976
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 330094 N 4691287
Decimal Degrees42.35530000, -83.06303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.318', W 83° 3.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 19.08" N, 83° 3' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248, 586, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4724-4752 M-1, Detroit MI 48201, US
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